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The Cold War


Your students will gain a solid understanding of the Cold War era that led to the nuclear arms race, and has now resulted in worldwide concern with the control and disposal of nuclear weapons and waste. Hands-on documents convey the fear, hysteria and brinkmanship diplomacy of those perilous days. Cold War personalities — Winston Churchill, JFK, and Harry Truman — come alive, as do Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee proceedings through the hands-on-history documents. Broadsheets detail the era from beginning to end. Historian: Stephen Forman. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Beginning of the Cold War
  • The Cold War in America
  • The Cold War Turns Hot
  • Diplomacy of the Cold War
  • End the Cold War
  • Broadsheet Exhibits
Timeline: 1945-94 Historical Documents
  • Winston Churchill’s “The Sinews of Peace” speech, March 5, 1946.
  • Photos: House Un-American Activities Committee vs. Hollywood, 1947.
  • Communist Party membership card, 1947.
  • “100 Things You Should Know About Communism ...” questions and answers from HUAC booklet.
  • Washington, D.C. defense map, 375 mile radius, 1952.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer front page: “Rosenbergs Die ...,” June 1953.
  • Joseph McCarthy’s telegram to President Truman and Truman’s response, 1950.
  • “Atomic Weapons Handbook” front page, 1959.
  • Poster: JFK and the Cuban missile crisis, 1962.
  • Photos: Missiles of the Cold War.
  • Fallout/bomb shelter plans.
  • Civil defense preparations, 1950-67.
  • U.S. & Soviet postwar summit history chart, 1955-88.
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

Price: $69.50



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